SEC Baseball Recaps (May 5)

Eddie Rabbit was probably enjoying the SEC baseball landscape on Friday night as a several games were affected by rain; Arkansas and Tennessee were washed out for the second straight day reducing the weekend to a two-game series; Alabama and Auburn were also rained out on Friday night on the Plains; the start time of the Georgia-Kentucky game was moved up four hours and the teams still played in heavy rains in Lexington on Friday afternoon.

South Carolina snapped its 6-game losing streak in SEC series openers with a 3-2 win at LSU; the Gamecocks scored all three runs in the second inning and got 4.2 scoreless innings from relievers Josh Reagan and Tyler Johnson for the much-needed road win.

Georgia scored four unearned runs in the ninth inning to shock Kentucky 5-3; Florida scored seven runs in the fourth inning and cruised past Ole Miss 11-2 in Gainesville; Miss. State posted a 5-1 win over Texas A&M to even the series in College Station; Vanderbilt got a solid start from Patrick Raby and three RBIs from Julian Infante to top Missouri 5-2 in Nashville.

Here is the latest news and notes from Friday’s SEC baseball action.

South Carolina 3, LSU 2
South Carolina leads series, 1-0
Gamecocks snap 6-game losing streak in SEC openers
South Carolina scored all three runs in second inning
South Carolina Second Inning: 4-for-6, 3 R, 3 RBI
South Carolina Rest of Game: 1-for-23
Alex Destino RBI single gave USC 1-0 lead
Madison Stokes 2-run single for 3-0 lead
South Carolina bullpen 4.2 scoreless innings
Josh Reagan picks up fifth win (3 IP)
Tyler Johnson notches eighth save (1.2 IP)
LSU Kramer Robertson 3-for-4, HR, RBI
LSU Alex Lange complete-game loss
South Carolina improves to 27-17, 11-11 SEC
LSU drops to 30-16; 13-9 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) on SEC Network

Georgia 5, Kentucky 3
Georgia leads series, 1-0
Georgia scored four unearned runs in the ninth inning
UK made two errors in ninth inning
Connor Heady fielding error; Tristan Pompey drops fly ball
UK took 2-1 lead on Tyler Marshall’s sac fly in bottom of the eighth
Tucker with big night for Dogs; 5-for-7, 2 R combined
Georgia CF Tucker Maxwell 2-for-3, 2 R
Georgia Tucker Bradley 3-for-4, R
Georgia improves to 18-28; 6-16 SEC
Kentucky falls to 31-15; 14-8 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (CT)

Florida 11, Ole Miss 2
Florida leads series, 1-0
Florida cruises past Ole Miss with 7-run fourth inning
UF Ryan Larson belts grand slam in fourth inning
UF Nelson Maldonado hits solo HR in seventh inning
UF RHP Alex Faedo tossed six scoreless innings (9 K)
DJ Miller hits 2-run HR in ninth as Ole Miss avoids shutout
James McArthur allowed seven earned runs in 3.2 IP for the Rebels
Florida improves to 33-13; 14-8 SEC
Gators now tied with UK for first place in SEC Eastern Division
Ole Miss falls to 29-18; 11-11 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (CT)

Miss. State 5, Texas A&M 1
Series tied, 1-1
Denver McQuary and Cole Gordon combined on 5-hitter
McQuary strikes out five in five innings
Gordon earns saves with four scoreless frames
Brent Rooker 2-for-3, R, 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB
Hunter Vansau and Luke Alexander 3 hits each (A&M team 5 hits)
Texas A&M 1-2-3 hitters: 0-for-12, 4 K
MSU improves to 31-17; 15-8 SEC
Texas A&M falls to 34-14; 14-9 SEC
Game 3 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT) (ESPNU)

Vanderbilt 5, Missouri 2
Vanderbilt leads series, 1-0
Vandy snaps 1-1 tie with four-run fifth inning
Julian Infante 3-run triple in fifth inning
Reed Hayes sacrifice fly in fifth inning
Jason Delay 2-for-4,2 2B
Patrick Raby six strikeouts in six-plus innings
Robbie Glendinning solo HR in second for Mizzou
Vanderbilt improves to 28-17; 11-10 SEC
Missouri falls to 28-19; 8-14 SEC
Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

Alabama at Auburn
Rained out
Game 1 on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT)
Game 2 will follow one hour after game one

Arkansas at Tennessee
Rained out
Game suspended in second inning on Thursday (Arkansas leads 1-0)
Tennessee third straight SEC rainout
Series will resume at 9 a.m. (CT) on Saturday (9-inning game)
Game 2 (7 innings) will follow
Series reduced to two games

 

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